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Forum: Soda Making 11-09-2012, 07:41 AM
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Posted By benkrupt
I am using Nottingham ale yeast, sorry spelling...

I am using Nottingham ale yeast, sorry spelling mistake... A dash of honey and a little bit of dextrose to try and keep the yeasties happy. Reading was just over 1005. I know it's close to bottling...
Forum: Soda Making 11-08-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By benkrupt
Desperate help on ginger beer

I have just finished my primary on an old fashioned ginger beer that I have been brewing. It's 15l and the bubbles were slowing down, so I filtered it all into another 15l to filter all the ginger...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-21-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By benkrupt
Thanks mate. That info certainly help. You da man

Thanks mate. That info certainly help. You da man
Forum: Cider Forum 10-20-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By benkrupt
How ripe do you need your pears?

I am refining my pear cider recipes... They seem to be on the money with champagne yeast and peckham pears, with no added sugar. However I was wondering at what ripeness should you juice your pears...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-30-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By benkrupt
Cheers for the info guys... Awesome

Cheers for the info guys... Awesome
Forum: Cider Forum 08-25-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By benkrupt
Great thanks for that.. I'm going to put 4 of...

Great thanks for that.. I'm going to put 4 of each batch aside and try one every 6 months. Keen to know what a cider would be like in 2-3 years!
Forum: Cider Forum 08-23-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By benkrupt
Help - aging cider

Finished my pear cider and bottled with champagne yeast. Going to store for 6 months... But has anyone kept it for longer. I'm curious .... Can you keep in cupboard for say 6-12 months?
Cheers
Forum: Cider Forum 08-22-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By benkrupt
How old is too old

Just a quick question for all you brewing finatics. How long can you keep cider? Most people say it's good in 6 months. What's it like in say 6 years? Saw someone open a bottle of champagne that was...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-19-2012, 03:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By benkrupt
Great thanks mate. Will try and source it.

Great thanks mate. Will try and source it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-19-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By benkrupt
India pale ale

Hi there,
Anyone have a good India pale ale recipe?
First time brewing and would love a drinkable beer. What sort of water do u use as well?
Any help would be appreciated
Forum: Cider Forum 08-17-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,911
Posted By benkrupt
Was wondering if anybody had an idea on what the...

Was wondering if anybody had an idea on what the perfect ph levels are for apple and pear cider. I was told 3.9-4.0 was a good figure but someone recently told me that this reading is to high in...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-15-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By benkrupt
Thanks mate yeah that sounds interesting, the...

Thanks mate yeah that sounds interesting, the malt cider. Doesn't sound right adding grain but I will have to experiment and find out. I am looking to get a touch more sweetness to my dry cider. I...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-13-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By benkrupt
Thanks for that. Haven't tried Nottingham before....

Thanks for that. Haven't tried Nottingham before. Heard you need to let it age a lot. What's the difference in taste in regards to champagne yeast and that? I have made three new batches today. One...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-12-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By benkrupt
If I'm making the pear concentrate myself, how do...

If I'm making the pear concentrate myself, how do you work out the sugar levels in order to work out how much to put in each bottle?
Forum: Cider Forum 08-12-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By benkrupt
Adding concentrate

I made quite a decent batch of pear cider but if I had to improve I would like the pear taste to come through a bit more. I used champagne yeast and have been told that strips the flavour a bit. Any...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-12-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By benkrupt
Yeah that's the hardest part...forcing yourself...

Yeah that's the hardest part...forcing yourself not to drink it. Hey what's your favourite yeast to use for cider? I have been using champagne yeast but someone in the forum using ale yeast. I might...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-11-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By benkrupt
Anyone know what age is the best for 5-8% apple...

Anyone know what age is the best for 5-8% apple and pear ciders? Have been told they are best opened 3 months or more after bottling... Would love to hear what other people have found?
Forum: Cider Forum 08-11-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,397
Posted By benkrupt
Ok awesome will give it a crack. Juicing up pears...

Ok awesome will give it a crack. Juicing up pears when there riper before pitching won't create more pear flavour will it because I'm assuming the yeasties will just consume the sugar and it will be...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-11-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,397
Posted By benkrupt
College cider... When do u know when do bottle...

College cider... When do u know when do bottle before ferment? Tried lactose to sweeten
At end but didn't like the artificial taste. I definately want the bubbles... Don't understand why scrumpy is...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-11-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,397
Posted By benkrupt
Found a good recipe for pear concentrate... Get...

Found a good recipe for pear concentrate... Get pears, sugar and water and boil down a lot. Freeze container and when you let it thaw out, pear concentrate will be liquid first. Re freeze a second...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-11-2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,397
Posted By benkrupt
Thanks guys for your feedback. Haven't used...

Thanks guys for your feedback. Haven't used potassium sorbate before. I'm assuming that stabilises everything. I used one camden tablet when I pitched it and half a tablet into my secondary to kill...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-10-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,397
Posted By benkrupt
[QUOTE="benkrupt"]I have made my first batch of...

[QUOTE="benkrupt"]I have made my first batch of pear cider using packham and Bosc pears. BG was 1060 and bottled at 1000 as usual. Got the 1060 without adding any sugar to the batch. The cider was...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-10-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,397
Posted By benkrupt
Improving pear cider

I have made my first batch of pear cider using packham and Bosc pears. BG was 1060 and bottled at 1000 as usual. The cider was quite dry but definately drinkable. To improve on my pear cider it needs...
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